It couldn’t have been a more perfect day on Saturday to host a traditional English summer fete in Cirencester. The Lakes Care Centre, welcomed over 100 members of the community into the home, to see the facilities, meet the team and enjoy some delicious treats.

Visitors feasted on giant scotch eggs, cream teas and ice lollies, while the entertainment was provided by Bob Charles. The home had a range of visiting stalls which included a bric-a-brac, raffle, greetings cards, books, hand-made jewellery and homeware accessories. The Guide Dogs also came along to support the event by featuring an information stand. The finale of the event was a dog show where a herd of dogs put on their best behaviour to be judged in the following categories: Best in show, most like owner, best at agility, and best behaved.

“We are so happy with the turnout at our first community event; the residents loved the singalong, and it was great to see everyone relaxing in the sunshine,” The Lakes’ Activities Co-ordinator, Beky Miles, said.

An astounding £505 was raised from stalls and donations during in the event, which will be used to book a range of exciting and meaningful events for the residents.

The fete was such a success, it has become an annual event.

Everyone at The Lakes Care Centre would like to thank the community for their help and support – we all had a fabulous time and we have a lot to live up to next year!